This is a fantastic story I found and fell in love with... THIS is what I want to find in a horse.
Testimonies: Can a horse and a girl be kindred spirits? - by Elizabeth Reeves - Helium
Dearest Creator in Heaven, give me strength to guide my horse. Make my hands soft & my head clear. Let my horse understand me & I him.
My heart you have blessed with a special love of these animals, let me never lose sight of it.
My soul you have gifted with a deep need for them, let that need never lessen.
Always let my breath catch as the sun gleams on an elegant head.
Always may my throat tighten at the sound of a gentle nicker.
Let the scent of fresh hay & a new bag of grain be sweet to me.
Let the warm touch of a warm nose on my hand always bring a smile.
I adore the joy of a warm day on the farm. The grace & splendor of a running horse, the thunder of it's hooves makes my eyes burn & my heart soar, let it always be so.
Dearest Creator grant me patience, for horses are harnessed wind & wind can be flighty.
Let me not frighten or harm them, instead show me ways to understand them.
Above all, dear Creator, fill my life with them.
When I pass from this world, send my soul to no heaven without them.
For this love you have given me graces my existence and I shall cherish it & praise You for it for all time.
FOALING MARE'S SECRET CODE
The mare's secret code of honor is as old as horses themselves and is ultimately the species best kept secret.
No mare shall ever produce a foal before it's time.(It's time being determined by the following factors):
1. No foal shall be born until total chaos has been reached by all involved. Your house must be a wreck, your family hungry and desperate for clean clothes, and your social life nonexistent.
2. Midwives must reach the babbling fool status before you foal out. Bloodshot eyes, tangled hair and the inability to form a sentence mean you re getting close.
3. For every bell, beeper, camera or whistle they attach to you, foaling must be delayed by at least one day for each item.
4. Vet check, add a day, internal add three. If you hear the words, "She's nowhere near ready. You'll be fine while I'm away for the weekend," Wait 12 to 16 hours and pop that baby out!
5. Owner stress must be at an all time high! If you are in the care of someone else, ten to fifteen phone calls a day is a sign you're getting close. When you hear the words "I can't take it anymore!" wait three days and produce a foal.
6. You must keep this waiting game interesting. False alarms are necessary! Little teasers such as looking at your stomach, pushing your food around in the bucket and then walking away from it are always good for a rise. Be creative and find new things to do to keep the adrenaline pumping in those who wait.
7. The honor of all horses is now in your hands. Use this time to avenge all of your stable mates. Think about your friend who had to wear that silly costume in front of those people. Hang onto that baby for another day. OH they made him do tricks too! Three more days seems fair. Late feedings,
The dreaded diet, bad haircuts, those awful wormings can also be avenged at this time.
8. If you have fulfilled all of the above and are still not sure when to have this foal, listen to the weather forecast on the radio that has been so generously provided by those who wait. Severe storm warning is what you're waiting for. In the heart of the storm jump into action! The power could go out and you could have the last laugh. You have a good chance of those who wait missing the whole thing while searching for a flashlight that works!
9. Make the most of your interrupted nights. Beg for food each time someone comes into the stable to check you. Your stable mates will love you as the extra goodies fall their way too.
10. Remember, this code of honor was designed to remind man of how truly special horses are. Do your best to reward those who wait with a beautiful filly to carry on the mare code of honor for the next generation of those who wait!
First Day of Creation
On the first day of creation, God created the Horse.
On the second day, God created man to serve the Horse.
On the third day, god created all the animals of the earth to spook the Horse... when man was on his back.
On the fourth day, God created an honest day's work so that man could labor to pay for the keeping of the Horse.
On the fifth day, God created the grasses in the field so that Horse could eat and man could toil and clean up after the horse.
On the sixth day, God created veterinary science to keep the Horse healthy and man broke.
On the seventh day, God rested and said "this is good. This will teach Man humility, it will tire him out and keep him striving ever forward to meet the needs of the Horse".
~Bill & Herman
VERY sad story.. but it gets happy!
How Many Are Waiting?
God Looks Down
Poems for the Volunteers and Members
Naming the White Mare
"For The Horses- Lest we Forget" by bushdrover [1052204-2] - RedBubble
"Mid Morning Ride" by Outdoors2 [1185384-1] - RedBubble
Ahahha sorry there are so many!! I just love them all! If you want more just let me know I have more lol